Thursday, January 01, 2009

They're both very athletic

Fox News just did a report (around 16:40 GMT) on how the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has introduced a slight relaxation of its policy on gifts, allowing amateur college athletes to receive souvenir packages that can be valued at up to a few hundred dollars for participation in bowl games. It's a balance between allowing the students to get a tiny percentage of the cash bonanza that surrounds these games without worsening the creeping professionalisation of the sports.

Except that the Fox News reporter doing the story referred to the organization as the NAACP -- the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 100 year old civil rights group. Could it be that Fox News has its wires crossed about who the typical athlete receiving these gifts might be?

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